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2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Heritage Vines"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2012 Heritage Vines Zinfandel

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Heritage Vines"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 85% Zinfandel & 15% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 16,054

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 3, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel from Dry Creek opens with a black raspberry, dark chocolate and oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a black cherry with hints of mild black raspberry, faint oak and blueberry. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins and fruit flavors linger for quite a while. This Zin is food friendly and would pair well with braised short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: From a vintage perspective, 2012 ranks right up there with some of the finest vintages California has ever seen. The Heritage Vines Zinfandel benefited from the incredible growing conditions the season presented. Ripe clusters, full of intense flavor came into the winery at harvest. As a result, this wine shows an amazing depth and structure that is very appealing. Layers of blueberry, all spice, red currants and blackberries fill the glass. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth with tannins that glide along and bring depth and character to the wine. The fruit shines through with a juicy quality that is mouthwatering and just delicious. The finish lingers on creating a mouth-watering desire for another sip.

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